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of hurricane sandy, shock is turning to fury and anger. searchers on new york city's staten island are still finding bodies. desperate survivors say help isn't getting through. things are getting more dire apparently by the hour. three days after the storm hit, millions of new yorkers still have no power, no food. and they face huge lines trying to get anywhere. and with just five days until the presidential election, we're releasing a new poll from colorado. a must-win state for both candidates. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> while much of the country, even the presidential race is returning to normal today, we're hearing and seeing misery and growing desperation for millions of people in the northeastern united states. here is the big picture as it stands right now. hurricane sandy's blame for at least 88 deaths in the united states and two in canada raising the storm's overall death toll to 157. a little under 5 million power customers across the eastern united states awoke to no electricity again. that's down to the nearly 8 million when the storm hit on monday tho
're in "the situation room." >>> but we begin with the destruction from sandy. homes and livelihoods destroyed. now lying in piles of rubble that stretch for miles across the new york city borough of staten island. cleanup is underway. and with every new layer of debris that's removed, the tragic stories emerge of the residents whose lives have been turned upside down. cnn's brian todd is on the scene for us. brian, what are you seeing on staten island right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, at just about every house you go to in the section of staten island you hear horrific and pretty detailed stories of just how bad the storm was. here's the story of one man who took a few hits. if you can't imagine what it's like to suffer through a massive storm, listen to nick. >> the water was so high. it was up to this part of the door. i couldn't get into the door. i went around the side of the house. and i stood on a box that was floating. and i went through the window to get back in the house with my family. >> reporter: taking us through his house on staten island, the retired ups truck driver says he
, they went looking for sandy island believed to be as big as manhattan shows up right here on google earth. but the scientist's ship sailed right through the spot in the sea where the island should have been. so it's a little bit of a mystery, joe. what happened to the island? it's not like islands just disappear every day. >> well, that's pretty amazing. you would think by now they have pictures from outer space. >> well, you know, they kind of -- they narrow in, zoom in, it looks like it's there, looks like it's real but apparently something happened. >> that's amazing. >> one of the mysteries of the world. >> you bet. thanks. >>> when you think of president obama, you might not think of designer clothes and accessories, but his campaign staff did. how they made tens of millions of dollars off of it. [ gordon ] for some this line is a convenience. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others, it's all they can afford. every day nearly nine million older americans don't have enough to eat. anything else? no, not today. join me, aarp, and aarp foun
. thanks very much. >>> hundreds of thousands of homes torn apart by superstorm sandy. as people start to rebuild, are insurance companies trying to help? or are they just trying to help themselves? >>> the price tag for superstorm sandy is growing. officials in new york state and new jersey say they'll need more than $70 billion to recover. in some ways the property devastation was worse than hurricanes katrina and rita combined. in some ways. in new york state alone sandy destroyed more than 300,000 homes. that's a lot of homes that have to be rebuilt. and as cnn's national correspondent deborah feyerick discovered, it means a lot of homeowners are looking for answers. >> reporter: when superstorm sandy hit, peggy thought she was ready. she paid decades worth of insurance premiums to be covered for catastrophe. so this is the letter basically denying -- >> i went to the office and this is what they gave me. >> reporter: she says her claim was denied. her deluxe homeowners policy covered hurricane and wind, not floods. >> she said you're not entitled to anything. you don't have flood
on the race for the white house. >>> we're also following the aftermath of the superstorm sandy, four days in a shelter with no shower. we're going to take you to one part of a devastated region in new york city where storm victims are still desperate for food, water and power. stay with us. you're in "the situation room." our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. aren't exciting to most people, but i like to think that they're interesting to the people at my company. actually, they might not even be that interesting to them. but this is for them an
that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in new york. right now the president wrapping up a visit to new york in the aftermath of the superstorm sandy. wha
that cooperation after sandy. you love that? we have all the cooperation from the community college, you like that? that's the way you create jobs. you look all over america. the places that are doing well have government and business and foundations and universities and colleges working together. what is obama's plan? invest into new technologies that we know are going to grow and information technology and biotechnology, in clean energy, in modern manufacturing, in modern agriculture. and train and educate people to do that. he has invested in preschool, in the race to the top, and the finest student reform in my lifetime. now, next year, if the president is reelected, here's what's going to happen for everybody. you can say "win" when you make it happen. because i want you to know what's at stake here. the good news is we still ranked near the top in the world in the percentage of our young people going on to college. the bad news in the last decade is we dropped to 15th in the percentage of our young adults with four-year degrees. and we all know why, don't we? the costs went up. the aid didn'
for mitt romney. the president captured just about every other group. and just over a week after sandy devastated the northeast, a powerful new storm brings more misery to the hardest hit areas. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama's due back in washington in the next hour. a triumphant return to the white house that will be his home for another four years. a bitter election campaign ended with the president taking virtually all the key swing states beating mitt romney just about every place where it mattered most. but congress will remain divided meaning democrats and republicans must immediately start finding some ways to deal with the prospect of an urgent new financial crisis. in his victory speech, the president said americans voted for action. and he's already called congressional leaders to discuss his agenda. the house speaker, john boehner, says both sides now must work together. and he hints at compromise on tax reform. in the end, president obama won just about all of t
after superstorm sandy. now one man is in charge of helping them. ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now -- but hurry, the offer ends soon. >> he is now the man in charge of helping the areas hit by super storm sandy recover, here is mary snow. >> reporter: sean donovan and janet napolitano came here. to date, some 32,000 people in new jersey with depending on the federal government to live in shelter website hotels, and temporary apartments. what normally is a busy thorough fair is now a feignful reminder of what was. sandy's storm surge devoured home after home. >> where are you living now? >> i'm at a friends house. i have been like a nomad, here, there, whoever has room, cousins, stuff like that. >> best case scenario, he will be without a home for a year. and he's not alone. >> we have families out for a long rebuilding process, where homes have been completely destroyed. and our experience is that a small group, but some families, it will take years. >> overseeing the rebuilding is
for thousands of people who are still without power after the nor'easter and superstorm sandy. gas rationing is now in effect in parts of new york and new jersey to reduce long lines. gas stations are remaining open longer and drivers can only buy gas on alternate days. thousands of terrified syrian civilians are fleeing into turkey as fighting rages near the border between both countries. the violence has turkey's military on high alert. syrian rebels are claiming victory against syria's military at a keyboard border town. seized syrian government buildings and captured control of a border crossing into turkey. chrysler is recalling nearly one million of jeep suvs in the u.s., canada, mexico and other countries. it wants to fix a faulty control part that could cause air bags to inflate while the vehicles are in motion. the recall affects jeep grand cherokees for the model years 2002 through 2004 and liberty suvs for the model years 2002 and 2003. of course other big news you're following as well, wolf. >> huge news, thanks very much, lisa. drawing the line, the president and the house speak
superstorm sandy has hit over 110. more than 160,000 customers in ten states still have no electricity. signs of recovery this morning with improved train and ferry service in new jersey and new york. >>> the man behind sesame street's adored puppet elbow is taking time off after denigh he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy. a 23-year-old man says he was 16 when he had a relationship with the puppeteer, kevin clash. sesame street says it found the allegations undocumented. >>> after 50 years, james bond, still setting records. the action thriller "skyfall" posted the biggest box office opening ever for the bond series grossing a massive $87.8 million in its first three days. daniel craig stars as 007 and our own wolf blitzer makes a cameo appearance playing himself. i just wanted to say bond, james bond. >> i say blitzer, wolf blitzer. i went to see it saturday night. it was really good. >> friends who have seen it said really good things about it. >> i was a brilliant wolf blitzer. i got into that character. i studied that character. spending a few years trying to study how
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to begin rationing gas. yes, rationing gas in the wake of the superstorm sandy. and now a powerful nor'easter. we have details. and more news coming up after this. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. [ male announcer ] can a car be built around a state of mind? ♪ announcing the all-new 2013 malibu from chevrolet. ♪ with a remarkable new interior featuring the available chevrolet mylink infotainment system. this is where sophisticated styling begins. and where it ends? that's up to you. it's here -- the greatest malibu ever. ♪ >>> a dramatic development in the infamous wikileaks case. lisa sylvester's back. she's monitoring that and some other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what happened? >> wolf, the army private accused of leaking millions of government documents to the controve
in that cabinet meeting. he says they're going to talk about hurricane sandy, the fiscal cliff, some national security issues. but to your question, we already know that secretary of state clinton plans to depart treasury secretary geithner and even defense secretary leon panetta has made it clear he would like to leave within the year. the current white house chief of staff still considered the odds on favorite to get the nod to become the next treasury secretary from the president. it's believed he has the greatest chance here it's believed of getting senate confirmation. that leaves open the job of white house chief of staff. and i'm hearing that among the names that are being considered for that role are ron clay, the man once biden's chief of staff and did himself i'm told a great service in president obama's debate prep despite that bad first debate the president takes responsibility for it, does not blame mr. clain. and another name i've heard floated is dennis mcdunna. earned the great respect and admiration of the president. a young man not often considered in that light but the pres
where the fiercest fighting in syria's civil war took place. and outrage as victims of sandy discover there are places for them to stay, but nobody told them. >>> as a burn survivor, you think you're all alone. you think you're the only person that has scars on your face or has, you know, skin graphs on your hands. we all have a story. i joined the united states army in 2002 and deployed to iraq. i was driving a humvee and when my friend went over a land mine i was in a medically induced coma. by the time i came out third degree burns on my head, face, arms, hands, portion of my back, portion of my legs. while i was recovering, i remember asking one of the social workers how can i help burn survivors. she said there's a great organization called the phoenix society. they're teaching them different ways to kind of cope. i went to this conference. everyone had big smiles on their face. i made a choice i was going to be positive every single day. and i'm using this positivity to give back to other people. >> please welcome a former u.s. army soldier and ins frags i prags to all of us and
after superstorm sandy harmed the northeast, new york city took another step toward normalcy. governor andrew cuomo announced the reopening of a key rush hour tunnel between brooklyn and lower manhattan, and he vows that's just for starters. >> and this is not just going to be about building back what was. this is not going to be just about restoring what was. this is going to be building back a new york that has never been before. and we're going to build back better than was before. >> the tunnel, formerly the brooklyn battery tunnel, was flooded with an estimated 43 million gallons of corrosive seawater in each of its two tubes. >>> and more travelers, but fewer fliers. that's the aaa thanksgiving forecast. says 43.6 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home, over the holiday, up a few thousand from last year, and the forecast says 90% of them will travel by car. the number of people flying is expected to drop slightly, although it will still top 3 million. possibly because of ticket prices. i booked a flight, whoo, that was painful. >> yeah. >> get used to it. >> yeah,
sandy, and parts of the city are still crippled. >> doesn't feel like new york. >> we're going to the heart of the disaster zone next. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. >>> here is this hour's hot shots. a boy looks at the eclipse in australia. and in po land, look at this, people walk out of a warped building inspired by drawings from a polish illustrators. these are some of the hot shot pictures coming in from around the world. president obama heads to new york city tomorrow to visit some of those areas hardest hit, and he could get an ear full from very
, despite the devastation of superstorm sandy and record low mortgage rates are a key reason why people are buying right now. >>> and the shutdown of hostess brands, put on hold, at least for now. a lot of people were wondering, they've agreed with a key union to try to mediate their dispute. a bankruptcy judge says he wants the two parties to try to come together to an agreement one more time. hostess' ceo says he needs a final decision tomorrow. more than 18,000 workers that could potentially lose their jobs if hostess shuts down. i don't know about you, but i know a lot of people would also be sad if the twinkie -- >> absolutely. >> -- is no more. it's an icon. >> who knew a junk food pastry could create so much drama. >> 18,000 jobs also on the line. that's also something to keep in mind. we hope they're able to work it out. certainly you don't want people losing jobs right around the holiday season. >> that's for sure. thanks, lisa. >>> it's a huge stumbling-block in the quest for middle east piece. will hamas ever accept the existence of israel. wolf will talk about that and more
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